What is BOTOX?

Our treatments of BOTOX in Chicago are highly popular, convenient, and effective, providing significant improvement for moderate to severe wrinkles. FDA-approved since 2002, BOTOX is a neuromodulator that temporally relaxes the muscles which can cause and exacerbate wrinkles.

Where Can BOTOX be Administered?

  • Areas surrounding the eyes
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Around the mouth 
  • Frown and worry lines
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How Does BOTOX Work?

BOTOX blocks the release of a substance called acetylcholine. This reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles to form. BOTOX does not affect the nerves responsible for sensation, so there is no numbness or loss of feeling in the treated area. After BOTOX injections, the skin over the treated muscle becomes smoother, with fewer wrinkles as the muscle relaxes. 

What are the Benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic?

  • Effectively reduces facial lines and wrinkles
  • May prevent new wrinkles from developing
  • Non-surgical 
  • Quick and convenient treatments (15-30 minutes)
  • Results after one treatment
  • No downtime
  • Very few risks; time-tested and proven
  • Simple to integrate with your regular skincare routine
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What are the Downtime and Results of BOTOX?

Although there’s no recovery period with BOTOX, you may experience mild swelling, bruising, and/or tenderness for a few days. For one week following treatment, we recommend that you avoid sleeping on your face, rubbing the treated area (be gentle when applying makeup), exercise, tanning, and anything too hot (saunas, hot tubs, baths, hot yoga, etc.).

BOTOX onset typically appears approximately three days after treatment. While results always vary (because of different muscle strengths and the severity of each patient’s lines and wrinkles), most of our patients enjoy their correction for four full months. BOTOX treatments can be repeated every 3-4 months for optimal results.

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Am I a Candidate for BOTOX?

If you are in Chicago, BOTOX may be the ideal treatment for you if you have aesthetic concerns regarding facial and neck wrinkles or creases. Those who make the best candidates for BOTOX are individuals who: 

  • Are over the age of 18
  • Would like to reduce lines, creases, and wrinkles of the face and neck
  • Aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not have any active skin infections 
  • Do not have a neurological condition
  • Have realistic expectations for what BOTOX can do

Can Men Receive BOTOX?

More and more men are discovering the possibilities with Botox. In fact, over 470,000 men received Botox in 2019, making it one of the top cosmetic treatments for males.

One of the main reasons why men appreciate Botox is because it’s highly effective, quick, convenient, and discreet. It has the ability to subtly improve signs of aging on the face without anyone knowing—and the treatment doesn’t interrupt life at all, making it ideal for busy individuals.

Men most commonly address the following areas with Botox: crow’s feet at the eyes, lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal forehead lines.

Why Choose Beautify at AMS

Beautify at AMS is a one-stop shop for every cosmetic concern you may have. We are a full-range medical spa and board-certified plastic surgery center serving the Chicago area and beyond. At our high-end, boutique-style medical spa, our focus is getting you a result—not taking up your time like a day spa would. We treat our patients like family, delivering exceptional outcomes and a great experience. To us, it’s priceless when a patient looks in the mirror and likes what they see. If you’re looking for a high-end medical spa that administers Botox in Chicago and the surrounding area, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation. For more information on BOTOX, visit or call our office at 312-465-2863.

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What is the most common age to get Botox?

Will Botox make my face look frozen?

Is it risky to get cheap Botox?

What is the most common age to get Botox?

The honest answer is that there is no “common” age. We see patients getting Botox in their 20s on up to their 60s. Everyone’s body and skin ages differently due to genes, medical histories, lifestyles, environmental factors, and how we take care of ourselves. That being said, a treatment that can be very effective for one patient may not be so ideal for another. Botox is equally effective regardless of age; the true outcome will be determined by the depth of your wrinkles.

Will Botox make my face look frozen?

It can if it's injected improperly. This is why it’s of the utmost importance to only work with a licensed, skilled and experienced Botox professional. When administered by someone who knows what they’re doing, there’s very little risk of Botox giving you a frozen appearance. Be sure to choose your provider wisely.

Is it risky to get cheap Botox?

“Discount Botox” is never a good idea. If it sounds too cheap to be true, it most likely is. When you pay for Botox, you’re not just paying for the product—you’re also paying to work with a provider with skill and knowledge, who understands exactly where to inject the Botox. And you get what you pay for. If you’re paying an unbelievably low price, beware that your injector may not know what they’re doing. In addition, many practices that offer discount Botox are actually administering a product that is watered down or even contains dangerous elements.

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